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Coaching Support

Support for Staffordshire FA coaches and CPD Events

Football is for everyone.

Staffordshire FA is here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.

In this section you'll find information about support initiatives and training opportunities to help you improve as a coach, be safe in your coaching and the environments you create, and access on-the-ground support when you need it.

You will also find information about our upcoming CPD Events below.

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(T) 01785 256994


Psychology Corner WebEx 

Date: Wednesday 1st April 2020

Time: 18:00-19:00 

FA Coach Developer Sally Needham will sharing her insight into the psychological development of players and strategies coaches can adopt to help manage and develop their players within the psychological corner.  Sally has a very keen interest in brain development and the psychological and social elements of the game including unpicking some of the challenging behaviours that coaches may deal with in training and on matchdays. 


Level 2-3 Bridging Series ‘Who we are’

Date: Wednesday 23rd April 2020

Time: 18:30-20:30

Venue: St George’s Park

This workshop will look to build upon the coaching philosophy workshop from FA Level 2 and deliver deeper into how coaching philosophies and values impact upon the environment, practice and players.  

Safeguarding and Welfare


Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.

This is particularly true for coaches. A coach is in a privileged position. The nature of the role means he/she can have significant influence over children and young people and develop relationships of trust with children and their parents/carers. It’s therefore important that coaches understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

Find out how The FA and the Staffordshire FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.


The FA Coach Mentor Programme

FA Coach Mentor Programme

Offering on-the-ground support
Coach and Shoelace

Criminal Records Checks

Ensure you have the relevant Safeguarding qualifications in place

​Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Football is open and accessible for all
The FA Education Courses Policies and Procedures

Education courses policies and procedures

Take a look at our Course Policies and Procedures
FA Coaching Bursaries

The FA Coaching Bursaries

Supporting grassroots coaches from under-represented communities